timothy13 - (timothy hawkins)Member since November 26, 2010
Habs fan since: 1975
Favorite current player: pk suban
All-time favorite player: ken dryden
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 49 – Leafs win 5-3, tighten playoff race (2014-01-18 22:02:48)
The problem with the loss for the Habs is that the Leafs were able to get pretty goals because they always had a unprotected player in the open to score. That player was in an open slot and Price was only able to protect one angle and not the open one. The Habs meanwhile scored lucky goals but it was not enough. This team needs to snap out of their funk. The Habs nearly had enough of an effort but the few mistakes allowed the Leafs to take advantage of mistakes and capitalize. A sad one for the Habs. Changes can still be minor but we need to shoot more and that will lead to goals.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-07 23:58:10)
This has been a bad week so it makes sense that Carey, okay, Scarey, Price would suck and the Habs streak in the L status would continue. Teams love to beat the Habs and embarrass a once glorious team. What was the line that Dryden or whoever said that they did not like to loose. Wow, it has been years that the Montreal Canadiens have produced a winning team. It is too easy to score on Price. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, let goals in early and see how much effort the Habs can put together to achieve a come back. I think I shall take up knitting or meditation because paying attention to this team is heart breaking and sad. Halak was a winner in more ways than two points on Tues because he showed the Habs were fools because they traded away a winner. Price has been going down hill since before Halak left. And since politics has returned to the Habs we shall see more loses, that is the BS surrounding PK Subban's contract. Is it spring yet?
- Comment on Game 1 Liveblog: Canadiens drop opener to Leafs 4-3 (2013-10-01 23:46:06)
I was afraid to watch tonight's game. Why? Well I live in Toronto and I have been a Montreal fan for most of my 51 years. I am happy that I had saw some glorious winning championships in the 70s as a Habs fan. The last few seasons between TO & Mon have been filled with fights and goals and sometimes, mostly Toronto though, having the better goaltender. Last season the Leafs won 3 out of 5 in this rivalry. But there is always something that happens when these two teams play. Toronto definitely has had the upper had, no pun intended but literally they get under the Habs skin and win. Last season's opener was another TO win. It may have been a 2-0 W I don't recall but the Habs tonight lost their momentum when Parros went down. The pieces began to fall for the Habs. Price was not 100% and even though he regained his composure he should of had 2 or 3 out of 4 goals. Two goals were on his glove side. Yes, I know it is only one game but I worry about Scary Price. The Habs can score with players like Eller but they still need a strong goaltender to win @ their end!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe the Habs need a better psychology staff or doctors because this team like other years seem fragile. Toughness in mind and body is what is needed to win especially on opening night.
- Comment on Pre-game party starts at 3 p.m. at Place des Festivals (2013-10-01 10:13:18)
Inspiring words habstrinifan! Everything you said is spot on! I embrace the attitude that management and the coaching staff have done an excellent job. The puck shall drop for every game and we just have to see what happens. We have to have faith and then pray that that faith is responded too. I am fine with the fact that their will be victories, good and bad ones but 2 points. The same in the 'L' category but lets all give the 2013/14 Montreal Canadiens a 110% chance. Changes will come with injuries and then the trade dead-line and then the summer. But today it is anticipation and tonight, PLAY! WIN!
- Comment on Habs to ice strong lineup against Devils Monday night (2013-09-23 22:17:31)
I met someone today who when I said that I was worried about Carey Price replied yeah, I know, he is referred to as, 'scarey price'. So be it, the 99% line-up played a tight game tonight and won, but the Habs have back to back games against the Sens who deserve a whipping for bouncing the Habs. Oh right, the Habs had too many injuries and Price only showed up for one game, here is hoping he plays both games and performs 150%. I mean he really does have something to prove, or not. Pre-season is all about confidence building, right!?
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens lose 3-1 to Carolina; winless at the Bell Centre in preseason (2013-09-22 19:30:27)
The only thing I worry about the Habs is Carey Price in this coming season. The man between the pipes has no courage, no passion, and frankly little spirit. The only hopeful sign is that the new GM will not tolerate BS excuses and will toss his bad play away to either another team or whatever to slow the painful gather moss of losses as they collect in the L status.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 5 – Senators end Canadiens season (2013-05-09 22:27:57)
The Montreal Canadiens had little and then no luck this series against Ottawa. Funny, Ottawa like a many teams over the last number of years have humiliated the Habs and enjoy their flaws. Bad. Poor. Average Goaltending. Defense that falls apart half way through the game and this short season. Seriously though Ottawa proved AGAIN the Canadiens are too small, and lack depth therefore by the end of 35 plus games their weakness illustrated the team was spent. Empty. The Classless Award goes to Ottawa for completely kicking a struggling team when they are down and out (injuries caused by the Sens) @ home. Oh well....the good news is the Habs GM saw the result and changes will come. Please get a new number one goalie. Price is not himself and should be shipped to a bottom feeder team so he can look better than he actually is. Ha. Ha.
- Comment on Therrien: “We’ve got to make sure we go back to basics.” (2013-05-06 16:15:15)
The Habs players can only do so much from the point onwards against Ottawa. The Sens are a bottom feeder team that is proving that toughness, an excellent goalie, and the ability to score means a lot in the payoffs. Therefore I pray and hope that Habs GM is watching because he needs to make some decisions in the off season. The Montreal Canadiens need to get bigger and that is a fact that is plain and simple. If this team continues as they are they will never go further that they currently have and with the end of season meld down and tough battles in games one and three the Habs have an uphill battle. Good luck! Go Habs go!
- Comment on About last night … (terse and pithy edition) (2013-05-03 09:57:18)
I have read some brilliant responses and insights into the loss and Carey Price. I have realized after I have had some time to think and now drink my morning espresso that the long standing curse of the Montreal Canadiens maybe lifting. I mean the team has had a lot of BAD LUCK in their new icew rink. I heard someone say years ago that it was a curse and for some reason those words stayed with me. But now with a new GM and a committed Geoff Molson some changes have been positive. What I am getting @ is that the dead wood, Carey Price, for example my not last if he can not prove himself. The Habs were quickly deflated when two quick goals went in against them and the team lost their drive. Price's fault 100%. The Habs will never go far with Price. Eventually that will be fully realized and figured out by decision makers.
- Comment on Habs practise after Price named Molson Cup Player of the Year (2013-04-30 08:37:18)
This is not intended to be a blame game rant but come on people, Carey Price?, 'player of the year.' No way! The people who make these decisions @ Molson must look @ the past when the goalie has been rewarded. He has often replied with a stinker of a game. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, guess it proves he is not what the reward says he is! Anyway, before the series starts we can all be hopeful of four wins by the Habs which I dearly pray for but it will only happen if Carey Price acts and plays like a number one goalie. The bookies and media mostly predict the Sens in 7 and that says the belief is Price could or may have another meltdown. If he can sustain a brilliant record of goals against and not go down so much then the Habs can move past the first round. Yes the team had confidence in their last two games. The spanking of the Leafs was without Carey....I rest my case. Lets hope the Habs GM is watching and taking notes.